A group of youth climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, have said that the climate law unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday (4 March) is a “surrender” that postpones immediate action to mitigate climate change.
“Such a law sends a strong signal that real and sufficient action is being taken when in fact it’s not,” they said in an open letter to EU leaders at the European Commission, European Parliament and member states.
“Nature doesn’t bargain, and you cannot make deals with physics,” they added.
According to the commissioner for the Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, Thunberg explained and urge the colleague of commissioners on Wednesday to adopt the ‘carbon budget’ approach – which is commonly shared by NGOs and scientists.
She also told MEPs that the proposal was insufficient, adding that it is essential to follow “a science-based pathway.”